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Baltimore & Region

November 02, 2005

Baltimore

North Avenue

Fire in one building rousts people in 2nd

A fire in a city-owned building in the 500 block of W. North Ave. and sent smoke southward across downtown Baltimore, touching off a smoke alarm that rousted residents from a another building, a high-rise apartment complex. Wallace Osborne of Chase House in the 1000 block of Cathedral St. said a recorded warning in each apartment sounded about 1:30 a.m., telling residents to evacuate.

Richard Irwin

Courts

2 women enter pleas of guilty in drug case

Two women pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to drug conspiracy charges in connection with a bust of several methamphetamine laboratories in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Carol Ann Lee, 42, of Brogue, Pa., entered her plea after jury selection in her trial yesterday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Mary Atti, 48, of Street pleaded guilty yesterday to the same charges before jury selection. Co-conspirators Terry Lee McMillion, 44, of Brogue and Donald Lee Burchette Sr., 44, of Street earlier pleaded guilty to similar charges. All of the defendants are scheduled to be sentenced in January.

Matthew Dolan

Druid Hill Park

Chrysanthemum display now open

Baltimore's Chrysanthemum Display and Fall Open House continues through Nov. 13 at the Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Garden in Druid Hill Park. The conservatory's hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Information: 410-396-0187.

Exhibition

Papal conclave items to be shown

Items from the conclave that led to the election of Pope Benedict XVI will go on display starting Wednesday at St. Mary's Seminary & University's Laubacher Hall, 5400 Roland Ave. The items - which were brought to Baltimore by Cardinal William H. Keeler and include an official ballot of names, a seating chart for the Sistine Chapel and the oath of secrecy taken by cardinals - will be open to the public from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, until Dec. 8. The exhibit will be closed the week of Nov. 21 to 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Keeler will unveil the items during a reception at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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